Misplaced Priorities and Barrett’s Esophagus
Nicholas J. Shaheen, M.D., M.P.H. is the Bozymski-Heizer Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UNC. His research and clinical interests center on gastroesophageal reflux disease, and pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions of the esophagus. He has a clinical and research interest in early detection and treatment of cancerous and precancerous lesions of the esophagus. He has authored greater than 300 publications in these areas. Dr. Shaheen is author of multiple national guidelines in Barrett’s esophagus, GERD and eosinophilic esophagitis. He has served as senior associate editor for the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and on multiple other editorial boards. Dr. Shaheen receives research funding from the National Institutes of Health, multiple societies, and private and public foundations.